Accession Number : ADA434374


Title :   Effects of Deployments on Homestation Job Stress and Burnout


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Johnson, S R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434374.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : The Global War on Terrorism has increased the demands placed on military members. The increased rate of deployments, coupled with the reduction in resources, has military leaders concerned that these changing demands will cause undue strain, adversely affecting the military member's quality of life. This research tests the effects of active duty military deployments on homestation job stressors and burnout. Pre- and post- deployment surveys were administered to test for any significant changes that resulted from a deployment. A group of non-deploying members was also measured during the same time frame to serve as the control group. Results showed that deployments resulted in increased levels of two facets of job satisfaction and decreased levels of role conflict, emotional exhaustion, and burnout. The only significant change noted by the control group was a decrease in the level of organizational commitment. Therefore, despite the fact that military deployments can be extremely stressful themselves, they do offer some beneficial effects to military members upon return to their homestation environment. On the other hand, those who do not get a break from the everyday work environment either stay the same or show less desirable levels of job stress and burnout.


Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , THESES , BURNOUT , ACTIVE DUTY , JOB SATISFACTION , TERRORISM , FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , ROLES(BEHAVIOR) , EMOTIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE